VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Clark County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at him in December has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik wrote in a review of the shooting that Deputy Steve Fox acted reasonably and lawfully when he shot and killed Paul Kolar.
The Columbian reports (https://goo.gl/iEgkMu) the review says Fox went to a Ridgefield home Dec. 18 after a woman called about a suspicious person banging on her door saying he was stuck and needed help.
Fox approached the person, identified as Kolar, and a vehicle that appeared stuck in a field.
According to the review, Fox said he saw Kolar with his hand on a holstered pistol and when Kolar brought the gun up and extended his arm, pointing it at Fox’s face, Fox drew his weapon and fired at Kolar, striking him four times.
Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com